Presentation on theme: "Introducing Love & Logic & Classroom Techniques that Teach Responsiblity Discipline Classroom Management Teaching."— Presentation transcript:
Introducing Love & Logic & Classroom Techniques that Teach Responsiblity Discipline Classroom Management Teaching
Why Love & Logic Had to pick one of the sectionals Someone I know uses it and want to criticize them without sounding ignorant Other discipline methods not working as well youd like
Good Discipline Requires? Behavior-specific rules and pre-determined consequences Warn students first Give consequences immediately Respect! – students dont have to like their teachers, but must respect them
Just an introduction a sense of the approach The work of Jim Fay, David Funk, Charles Fay Corwin Kronenberg L&L, William Glasser, Stephen Covey
Our Experience with Love and Logic at SCS
Foundation People learn from their own choices Offer choices (within limits) Be nice. Apply consequences. Check back in the morning Enforceability
Christian? Biblical? Colossians 3:21 Parents, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. (NIV) Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (NIV)
Argue by Appointment only Go brain dead: dont try to reason with the student Repeat one linerstandard response until they get it – I bet it feels that way. – I know. – That may be so, but what did I ask/say? – I can talk to you about this at break.
I only argue at 10:05 or 3:15 Your choice.
Delayed Consequences OK or even best to delay consequences How? Im going to have to do something about this... Later. Try not to worry about it. Warnings FAIL: Students play the system
Recovery Goals – Teacher can teach – Other students can learn Recovery plan: Stages Secure the plan in advance
Recovery Stages Move in classroom Another classroom Office Recovery room in school Home
Lots of Choices Offer choices throughout your teaching Guidelines: either way youre deliriously happy Examples
Examples of Choices in Classroom Do you want to choose a partner or have teacher do it. Edit your own paper or have a partner do it. Answer questions on paper or out loud. Do the odd problems or the even problems. Play group game or individual game.
Students solve their problems Why? Kids need to learn self-confidence, solve problems, think for themselves But guide them: 5 steps
Guiding Students to Solve Their Own Problem Love & Logic STEPS -Calm empathy -Ask, How are you going to solve your problem? If needed, offer a list of suggestions (variety, not all good) Each one: How do you think that will work for you? Let the child decide to solve or not
Guiding Students to Solve Their Own Problem FIX IT? (Kronenberg) Calm, respectful Is that behavior above the line or below the line? Do you want a consequence or do you want to fix it ? Whats the consequence? I dont know yet, but it will be related, reasonable & respectful. Guide them in thinking of the fix it plan: questions Let the student choose to fix it If not, You choose not to fix the problem, guess what Mr/s _____ is going to have to do now?
Works for Me Helpful and successful for us Allows more and better teaching Relief to know that I have the mindset and techniques at the ready
Learn More? loveandlogic.com Keeping Kids Above the Line About Corwin Kronenberg Corwin Kronenberg Behavior Management Consultant W 96 th St Bloomington, MN 55438